The government could change the public’s perception of big data projects by focusing on improving its marketing as well as increasing transparency, a conference has been told.
Public sector reforms are stalling because of a lack of technological expertise and a failure to encourage innovation, according to centre-right think tank Policy Exchange.
Dominic Campbell, founder of FutureGov, is to chair a local public services board to improve engagement between local government and the tech industry.
Digital transformation projects that lack long-term resourcing and buy-in from council leaders risk being isolated and unsustainable, the Local Government Association has said.
Microsoft makes the case for local councils to move to the cloud
European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli has said that the Privacy Shield agreement is not robust enough to withstand future legal scrutiny.
The UK’s digital public services have slipped to 16th place among the 28 European Union member states, according to a new survey.
A key eurosceptic has claimed victory in a battle to limit the promotion of government websites relating to the forthcoming EU referendum.
The government is not providing the digital skills or the infrastructure needed to make their own Universal Credit programme work, says Chi Onwurah.
The government is to bring forward plans to tighten up the inspection of fire and rescue service in England, home secretary Theresa May has said.
The government has announced the launch of the first phase of a £3.9m Big Data initiative – aimed at improving the quality of life in five UK cities.
The Government Digital Service was initially seen as a "counter-cultural" force by civil servants who feared it might undermine their jobs, according to Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, the tech entrepreneur who was instrumental in setting it up.
The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to ease the sharing of data held by public bodies.
The Scottish Government has launched its Digital First Service Standard for online services to be provided by the mygov.scot platform.
A new guide from the public finance watchdog says the government currently spends around £225bn a year on contracts with private and third-sector providers, and says significant work is required to make the contract work effective, ensure it meets service standards, and...
Dell Corporation will be paid £820,000 to wind down the Government Gateway citizen identification system, as it is replaced by GOV.UK Verify.
Stephen Foreshew-Cain, executive director at the Government Digital Service, says local government could do more to collaborate on digital transformation, but stopped short of backing a local version of his body.
The head of the Government Digital Service is drawing up plans for a rethink of the civil service’s grade structure, in a bid to help Whitehall better retain staff with much-sought-after digital, data and technology skills.
Departments must avoid alienating staff by bringing in “shiny new” technology as some of the government’s long-running IT outsourcing deals come to an end, according to the man leading efforts to improve the tech used by officials.
Central government needs to make it clear whether local government would be charged to use government-as-a-platform services that are under development, according to Socitm.
Rotherham’s ICT manager Richard Copley wants a local-style GDS, but does he think the new Local Digital Coalition is the answer? Gill Hitchcock reports.
Fewer than a fifth of civil servants would rate their department's digital capability as "good" despite believing technology is critical to delivering on their plans, according to a new survey of officials.